Call 615-506-1109 to register for the 11/9/19 Effective Elders Seminar

(615) 506-1109

Leadership Training for Churches of Christ


About the Seminar

Dynamic Deacons is a weekend seminar that provides an in-depth motivational look at the work of a deacon. The goal is to help men become more confident and effective as leaders. As a result, they will enjoy their jobs more, become better at them, and be less susceptible to burnout. 

Whether veterans, rookies, or hopeful candidates, Dynamic Deacons will give your men the knowledge and tools they need to succeed. If they aspire to become deacons, this seminar will provide them with a clear path for preparation. If they are newly appointed deacons, it will help them sprint out of the starting gate and make the most of their early days. If they are experienced deacons, they will find it useful for reflecting on their calling and renewing their ministry.

Aubrey Johnson, the facilitator of these seminars, preaches for the growing Old Hickory Church of Christ in Old Hickory, Tennessee. Aubrey is a frequent lectureship-speaker and a regular contributor to the Gospel Advocate Magazine. His background in communication, biblical studies, local ministry, and leadership make him a unique and credible voice on the subject of church leadership. 

A special option is also available for wives of deacons and other church leaders. We call it, "Leading from Beside: The Softer Side of Leadership." These sessions offer encouragement to ladies who work behind the scenes to support their husbands and their ministries. Lisa Johnson, a minister's wife for over forty years, delights participants with her personal experiences, joyful spirit, and down-to-earth teaching style.



Elder, Walnut Street Church of Christ, Dickson, TN

In my 53 years here, this is the best program we have had. No wasted time.

Cecil May Jr.

Thank you for all the work and study on deacons. Your material was helpful, relevant, practical and inspiring. Winnie and I are so glad we got to hear you all three days. 

Ronnie Farris, Elder, Granny White Church of Christ

This seminar is also for the seasoned servant. It serves to remind us that we are all in the people-business. The material was well arranged and well presented.

Dennis Loyd, Assistant-Editor Gospel Advocate Magazine

Aubrey is well-informed and well prepared. He brings to his presentation freshness, energy, and directness. Those who listen carefully will be encouraged and challenged. Topics in his seminar cover a wide-range of concerns of deacons. It offers much more than a review of qualifications. It is designed to renew and recharge.

Harold Taylor, Elder for the Lewisville Church of Christ, Lewisville, TX

Aubrey, thanks for a great "Dynamic Deacons Seminar." Your presentations were biblical, informative, and practical. Your interaction with our men was priceless. It was obvious you did spade work for your presentations. Our deacons were richly blessed. Their comments were positive. Some have even suggested you return for a second week-end. May the Lord continue to bless your local and brotherhood ministries.

Pat Hogan, Ministry Leader for more than 50 years, Timberlane Church of Christ

Every congregation would benefit greatly from this seminar which should be repeated every 3 to 5 years! Aubrey Johnson has firm knowledge of the subject matter and knows how to present it. He has dedication and enthusiasm for building leaders to fulfill the mission of the church. He generously shares helpful outlines and information including an expansive book list. 

Past Seminars

Call any of these churches for a recommendation.


January 26-27 - Tupelo, MS, West Main Church of Christ

March 2-3 - Huntsville, AL, Chase Park Church of Christ

May 27-28 - Shiner, KY, Shiner Church of Christ

June 22 - Oklahoma City, North MacArthur Church of Christ

August 4 - Vienna, WV, Ohio Valley University

August - Polishing the Pulpit

October 20 - Biddeford, ME, Biddeford Church of Christ


April 24-25 - Glasgow, KY, Green Street Church of Christ

May 7-8 - Silver Spring, MD, Silver Spring Church of Christ

June 23-24 - Sanford, FL, Sanford Church of Christ

September 8-9 - Moore, OK, Central Church of Christ

October 28 - Columbus, OH, Fishinger and Kenny Church of Christ


April 29-30 - Winnipeg, Canada, Central Church of Christ

August 19-20 - Peachtree City, GA, Peachtree City Church of Christ


March 6-7 - Macon, GA, Thomaston Road Church of Christ

April 10-11 - Rock Hill, SC, Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ

June 19-20 - Lawrenceburg, TN, Pulaski Street Church of Christ

July 10-11 - Cary, NC, Cary Church of Christ

July 24-25 - Mabelvale, AR, Mabelvale Church of Christ

August 14-15 - Tecumseh, OK, Highland Church of Christ

October 23-24 - Winchester, TN, Winchester Church of Christ


January 10-11 - Paris, TN, East Wood Church of Christ

January 24-25 - Meridianville, AL, Meridianville Church of Christ

February 7-8 - Scottsboro, AL, Broad Street Church of Christ

March 28-29 - Atlanta, GA, Avondale Church of Christ

April 11-13 - Fenwick (Pelham), Ontario, Fenwick Church of Christ

April 25-26 - Northport, AL, Northport Church of Christ

June 13-14 - Kent, CT, New England Men's Retreat

August 22-23, Farmington, AR, Farmington Church of Christ

September 21 - Orlando, FL, Concord Church of Christ (Sunday only)


January 11-12 - Memphis, TN, Forest Hills Church of Christ

February 5-7 - Henderson, TN, Freed-Hardeman University Lectures (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m.)

February 9 - Jackson, TN, North Jackson Church of Christ

February 26 - Knoxville, TN, South East Institute of Biblical Studies (one session)

March 2 - Zanesville, OH, Men's Inspiration Seminar

March 7 - Montgomery, AL, Faulkner University Lectures (one session)

April 5-6 - Lascassas, TN, Lascassas Church of Christ

May 17-18 - Soddy Daisy, TN, Soddy Church of Christ

June 22 - Lithia Springs, Lithia Springs Church of Christ

September 13-14, Snellville, GA, Snellville Church of Christ


January 6-7 - Murfreesboro, TN, Walter Hill Church of Christ

January 20-21 - Decatur, AL, Beltline Church of Christ

February 10-11 - Dickson, TN, Walnut Street Church of Christ

February 24-26 - Oklahoma City, OK, Affirming the Faith

March 9-10 - Sarasota, FL, South Trail Church of Christ

March 23-24 - Frankfort, KY, Holly Hill Church of Christ

April 13-14 - Castle Rock, CO, Castle Rock Church of Christ

April 20-21 - Murray, KY, University Church of Christ

June 28-30 - Orlando, FL, Spiritual Growth Workshop

August 17-24 - Sevierville, TN, Polishing the Pulpit

September 14-15 - Sikeston, MO, Shady Acres Church of Christ

October 12-13 - Silver Spring, MD, Silver Spring Church of Christ

October 26-27 - Bowling Green, KY, Lehman Avenue Church of Christ

November 2-3 - Parkersburg, WV, Camden Avenue Church of Christ


January 28-29 –Franklin, TN, Southern Hills Church of Christ

February 18-19 – Memphis TN, Great Oaks Church of Christ

March 25-26 – Nashville, TN, Granny White Church of Christ

April  15-16 – Montgomery, AL, Dalraida Church of Christ

May 6-7 - Mayfield, KY, Seven Oaks Church of Christ

May 13-14 - Paragould, AR, Center Hill Church of Christ

June 24-25 - Crestview, FL, Airport Road Church of Christ

July 29-30 - Corsicana, TX, Westhill Church of Christ

August 26-27 - Lewisville, TX, Lewisville Church of Christ

September 23-24 - Lebanon, TN, Maple Hill Church of Christ

November 4-5 – Cookeville, TN, Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ


Timberlane Church of Christ, Tallahassee, FL

October 8-9 - Conyers, GA, Conyers Church of Christ

October 15-16 - Augusta, GA, D'Antignac Street Church of Christ

October 22-23 – Hendersonville, TN, Hendersonville Church of Christ

November 5-6 - Mesquite, TX, Mesquite Church of Christ